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NEWSLETTER OF THE LOS ALAMOS COOPERATIVE MARKET  (MAY 2013)  
Greetings!

It is time for planting, enjoying the warm weather, and dusting off your bike for the Bike Swap. Take advantage of the opportunity to sell any biking items you no longer use and get the items you need to fully enjoy the summer.

This newsletter includes information about upcoming classes and events as well as articles on healthy foods, the growing season, and cooperatives.  For a complete list of upcoming events, please see the list at the bottom of this email.

Enjoy!

Our regular hours are Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Movie Night at the Co-op to Benefit Local Trail Advocacy

  

A new action sport documentary, Strength in Numbers is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline. The film captures a true way of life, from the world's best pros to those who are just learning to love the sport. Shot over two years in some of mountain biking's most iconic locations, Anthill's signature style [the production company for this film] combines compelling stories with core action to create a shared experience that unites all riders.
 

Viewed at a distance, the world of mountain biking is a disjointed network of seemingly similar but disconnected communities. Freeride. Downhill. Big Mountain. All Mountain. Dirt Jump. Slopestyle. A sport of individuals, equally defined by their many differences, as the common threads that bind. And while our story doesn't follow a straight line, we all end up in the same place. Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar - communities drawn together by trails of dirt.

 

Come join us at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 31st when the Los Alamos Singletrack Association presents the Los Alamos premiere of Strength in Numbers at the LA Co-op Market. A fundraiser for the club, the movie will be shown on the lawn (weather permitting) for $10/adult, $5/under 18, and free/5 and under. Come out early and have a picnic on the lawn with other cycling enthusiasts. Be sure to drop off bicycles and other bicycle parts for the 2nd Annual Bike Swap to be held the following morning at the Co-op from 8AM-Noon.

 
~Steve Watts, GM 

 

Second Annual Los Alamos Singletrack Association/Los Alamos Co-op Market Bike Swap!

 Saturday June 1st

 

The second annual Los Alamos Singletrack Association/Los Alamos Co-op Bike Swap will be held this year on Saturday June 1 from 8AM (sharp) to Noon. The improvements this year include inside, centralized check-out using cash, check or charge, drop off of bikes and parts starting Thursday May 30, and quicker pay-outs.

 

As last year, we will have an area to test ride both mountain and road bikes (helmets required), a mechanic on hand to assist riders, experts to assist in bike fit questions, and of course great Co-op deli food and drinks, music and surprises!

 

Bring all ages and interests-last year's Bike Swap was a huge success and folks raved about the awesome deals! I should know-I got an awesome deal on a bike!

 

Look for additional details in the store, at losalamos.coop, and on Facebook (search: Los Alamos Singletrack Association or Los Alamos Co-op Market)
 
~Steve Watts, General Manager 
Our Cooperative World                 

Co-ops This video showcases some of the great things about co-ops and shows footage from co-ops around the world. Cooperative businesses take on may forms, but they all hold the same values and all strive to build a better world. Thank you for supporting cooperatives. Enjoy this short 3 minute. 

 

International Year of Cooperatives 2012: Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World
Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World
Co-op Values & Principles                     
Stronger Together

Co-ops are based on values not unlike those we subscribe to individually, including self-responsibility, democracy, equality, honesty and social responsibility.

 

In addition to these common values, seven basic principles serve as guidelines to provide a democratic structure for co-ops around the world. While adoption of these principles is not required, most co-ops choose to adopt them for their business.

 

The seven principles are:

Ownership

1. Voluntary and open membership

2. Democratic member control

Decision making

3. Member economic participation

4. Autonomy and independence

Special Practices

5. Education, training and information

6. Cooperation among cooperatives

7. Concern for community

 

 Material provided by StrongerTogether

Volunteer Opportunity: Gardening Coordinator

  

We are currently looking for someone to be the Volunteer Coordinator for our raised bed hoop houses located in our parking lot. These beds are used to grow produce for use in our deli. You do not need to have a green thumb.  Our gardening volunteers will be happy to help. If you are interested, please email Sandra (outreach@losalamos.coop). As a volunteer, the Volunteer Gardening Coordinator will earn an 18% discount card for each hour worked.
Coming Soon: A New Look          
         

 

As member of a cooperative business that links over 100 food co-ops (the National Cooperative Grocer's Association, NCGA), we will be the first co-op to implement a new co+brand. This change will allow us to further utilize the resources available from NCGA as well as set a standard for the "co-op experience," which will help give a clear message for food co-ops and bring awareness to the cooperative business model. The re-brand incorporates the "co+op" symbol from NCGA and add our community character through the name, tagline, and aspen leaf image. The re-brand will include a new website as well as re-designing our current signage.

 

Thank you for supporting your local co-op!

Upcoming Events
 

  

May 15  Co-op Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
(at the Holiday Inn Express)
May 21  Co-op Volunteer Orientation 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
(Open to members; Receive your first discount card at the orientation!) 
May 21  Shop with the Chef: Wontons 6 - 8 p.m.
($15 for members; $20 for non-members Registration Required) 
May 22  Co-op Volunteer Orientation 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
(Open to members; Receive your first discount card at the orientation!) 
May 23  Beer Dinner 6 - 8 p.m.
Featuring: Marble Brewery & Chef Chris McLean
($50 for members; $60 for non-members
Tickets go on sale May 1st) 
May 31  Co-op Bike Movie Night 8 p.m.
Featured Movie: Strength in Numbers
($10/adult, $5/youth under 18, FREE for children under 5)
Jun. 1  Co-op & LASA Bike Swap morning (8 a.m. - noon)
Equipment drop off starts Thursday, May 30 at the Co-op.
Jun. 8  ChamberFest 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(on Mainstreet; see Chamber Event details)
Jun. 18  Shop with the Chef: Ceviche 6 - 8 p.m.
($15 for members; $20 for non-members Registration Required)   
Jun. 25  Shop with the Chef: Raw Foods 6 - 8 p.m.
($15 for members; $20 for non-members Registration Required) 
Jul. 16  Shop with the Chef: Fermentation 6 - 8 p.m.
($15 for members; $20 for non-members plus an additional $5 equipment fee.
Registration Required)  
Jul. 23  Shop with the Chef: Vegan Baking 6 - 8 p.m.
($15 for members; $20 for non-members
Registration Required)  

  

Thank you for support.
 
Sincerely,

 


Sandra West
Los Alamos Co-op Market
Tuesday,
May 21
6 to 8 PM

Wontons
with
Ara Whetten

Learn the art of making vegetable wontons and Indian samosa from Ara Whetten on Tuesday, May 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Register at the Co-op Today!

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Tuesday,
June 18
6 to 8 PM

Peruvian Ceviche with
Justin Smith
Learn the art of using acid to cook fish using lemons, limes and a variety of delicious complementing flavors on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

 

Register at the Co-op Today!

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Tuesday,
June 25
6 to 8 PM

Raw Foods
with
Jesse & Johanna Boudreau

Share in the splendor of preparing and enjoying raw foods on Tuesday, June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Register at the Co-op Today!

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Tuesday,
July 16
6 to 8 PM

Fermentation
with
Ray Joggerst & Teo Insogna

Join us for an evening of mouth watering food and fermentation science on Tuesday, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Register at the Co-op Today!

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Tuesday,
July 23
6 to 8 PM

Vegan Baking
with
Liz Miller

Learn to make delicious dairy-free and egg-free baked goods on Tuesday, July 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Register at the Co-op Today!

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NEW:
FREE Co+op Kitchen App  
 
The Co+op Kitchen app is a convenient way to bring delicious Co+op Kitchen recipes (videos and written versions) and handy techniques directly into your kitchen. This resource is provided by the National Cooperative Grocer's Association, which helps individual co-op be stronger together.
 

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